A Travel Price Comparison for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons Cagliari vs. Bologna

Should you visit Cagliari or Bologna?

Which city is more affordable and which is best for your travel style? If you're trying to figure out where to go next, comparing the travel costs between Cagliari and Bologna can help you decide which place is right for you.

Cagliari

Cagliari is the capital of the Italian island, Sardinia, located in the Mediterranean Sea. It is best known for its abundance of seafood, beach access, and an array of architecture that reflects both Roman and medieval history.

Bologna

Bologna is the capital city of the northern region of Italy, Emilia-Romagna, with a population of 380,000. It is a historical city known well by Italians, however, not as well known among foreigners. The locals of Bologna speak little to no English. The city is most known for having the oldest university in the West. Another reason many visit this city is because of its exquisite cuisine. Many Italians would consider it one of the most beautiful cities in the entire country because of its impeccably preserved historic centers. The best time to visit Bologna is usually between March and October, although bare in mind that July and August can get quite hot.

Which city is cheaper, Bologna or Cagliari?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Cagliari is €96, while the average daily cost in Bologna is €141. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each city. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Cagliari and Bologna in more detail.




Accommodation

Double occupancy rooms typically run around €106 in Cagliari For nicer amenities and a premiere location, you can expect to pay a bit more.

Bologna's average price for two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room is €150. A typical place to stay for one person, per day is €75.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Cagliari 53
    Bologna 75
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Cagliari 106
    Bologna 150


Food

On average, meal and food prices in Cagliari cost around €28 per person, per day. While this price can vary widely by location, the type of restaurant, and the amount of food ordered, a typical meal often costs around €11.

The average traveler spends about €32 per day in Bologna for food, but obviously this is dependent on the type of restaurant and the amount of food ordered. To save money you can grab a lighter lunch or dinner, or you can try fast food or street food.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Cagliari 28
    Bologna 32

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Cagliari

For Cagliari, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Culurgiones Cooking Class Cagliari: $71
  • Homemade fresh pasta cooking: $90
  • Cooking class & Lunch in Cagliari: $102
  • Dining experience at a local's home in Cagliari with show cooking: $106
  • Small-group Street food tour in Cagliari: $111
  • Cooking and eating with a Sardinian family: $133
  • Small Group Market tour and Cooking class in Cagliari: $162
  • Private Pizza & Tiramisu Class at a Cesarina's home with tasting in Cagliari: $180
  • Private cooking class at a local's home with tasting in Cagliari: $180
  • Cagliari Shore Excursion: Sardinian Traditional Cooking Class with Lunch: $185
  • Local market visit and private cooking class at a Cesarina's home in Cagliari: $267

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Bologna

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Bologna.

  • Virtual Cooking Class: Ravioli variations with classic tomato sauce: $40
  • Bologna Traditional Home Cooking Class with Lunch or Dinner: $56
  • Traditional Home cooking class in Bologna: $67
  • Private Walking tour and Traditional Home Cooking Experience in Bologna: $73
  • Learn to Make Bolognese Pasta: Private Cooking Lesson in Bologna with Giovanna: $86
  • Bologna traditional food tour - Do Eat Better Experience: $95
  • Withlocals The 10 Tastings™: Bologna PRIVATE Food Tour: $103
  • Dining experience at a local's home in Bologna with cooking demo: $106
  • Small-group Street food tour in Bologna: $111
  • Bologna Half-Day Walking Food Tour and Tasting for Small Group: $113
  • Private Tour: Secret Food Tours Bologna: $121
  • Private Market Tour and Cooking Class in Bologna with a Local in Her Home: $123


Local Transportation

Public transportation tends to be much less expensive in Cagliari than paying for a taxi or private car service, as is expected. Typically, people spend €24 on transportation in Cagliari on average per day.

While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around €16 per day to get around in Bologna.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Cagliari 24
    Bologna 16

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cagliari

Also for Cagliari, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Private VIP Transfer from Cagliari Airport to Cagliari: $22
  • Private VIP Transfer from Cagliari to Cagliari Airport: $22
  • Private VIP Transfer from Cagliari Airport to Quartu S.Elena: $22
  • Private Airport Transfer: Cagliari Elmas Airport (CAG) to Cagliari: $27
  • Private Airport Transfer: from Cagliari to Cagliari Elmas Airport (CAG): $28
  • Transfer/taxi Cagliari Airport - Cagliari city: $39
  • Transfer from airport to cagliari: $43
  • Private VIP Transfer from Cagliari Airport to Santa Margherita di Pula: $68
  • Private VIP Transfer from Cagliari Airport to Villasimius: $75
  • Private Airport Transfer to the Area of Chia: $166
  • Private transfer: Cagliari to Cagliari Airport (CAG): $622

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bologna

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Bologna:

  • Return Private Transfer from Bologna to Fico Eataly World: $149
  • Private transfer: Bologna to Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ): $52
  • Private transfer from Bologna to Ljubljana: $605
  • Private Transfer: Fiumicino Airport (FCO) to Bologna or vice versa: $574
  • Private Transfer: Civitavecchia Port to Bologna or vice versa: $561
  • Private Transfer: Ciampino Airport (CIA) to Bologna or vice versa: $556
  • Private Transfer from Bologna to Rimini (RMI) Airport: $523
  • Private Transfer from Bologna to Pisa (PSA) Airport: $626
  • Private Transfer from Bologna to Firenze (FLR) Airport: $514
  • Private Transfer from Bologna to Bologna Airport: $75
  • Private Departure Van Transfer: Hotel to Bologna Airport (BLQ): $31
  • Private Departure Transfer: Bologna City Center - Bologna Airport: $31


Entertainment

Sightseeing expenses in Cagliari, including the cost of admission tickets for day tours, museums, and attractions, usually cost an average of €13 per day, per person.

Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around €31 per person, per day in Bologna. This cost includes the price of admission tickets to attractions and museums as well as daily tours.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Cagliari 13
    Bologna 31

Tours and Activities in Cagliari

For Cagliari, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • Cagliari Walking tour: $35
  • Cagliari Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $38
  • Tuk Tuk tour in the centre of Cagliari 4 districts: $41
  • Cagliari Easy Tour: $45
  • Castello Walking tour and the Giants of Mont'e Prama: $50
  • Tuk Tuk tour in the centre of Cagliari 4 districts and flamingo spotting: $56
  • Tuk Tuk tour of Cagliari 4 districts and Castle of San Michele: $56
  • Ebike tour Cagliari: $61
  • Tuk Tuk tour in Cagliari city, Flamingo spotting and Castle of San Michele: $66
  • Flamingos Sightseeing Segway Tour: $66
  • Tour to Su Nuraxi of Barumini: $70
  • Tour to the archaeological site of Nora: $70

Typical Entertainment prices in Bologna

Some typical examples of activities, tours, and entrance ticket prices in Bologna are as follows:


  • Food Tour (for 2)
    31
  • Wine Tasting Tour (for 2)
    115
  • Hop-on-Hop-off Bus Tour (for 2)
    67
  • National Gallery Museum Bologna (for 2)
    12
  • Archaeology Museum of Bologna (for 2)
    12

Tours and Activities in Bologna

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Bologna are as follows:

  • 2-Hour Bike Tour of Bologna: $48
  • 2-hour Walking Tour of Bologna: $32
  • 2.5-Hour Bike Tour of Bologna with Food Tasting: $81
  • 2.5-hour Bologna City and University Walking Tour: $310
  • Art tour of Ravenna from Bologna: $137
  • BOLOGNA, City & Food Private Tour: $266
  • Best of BOLOGNA on a Private Tour: $208
  • Best walking tour of Bologna: $149
  • Bike Tour of Bologna for Instagram: $38
  • Bologna 3 hour walking tour: $343
  • Bologna By Run: Sightseeing Running Tours: $44
  • Bologna City Center Private Tour with a Local Guide: $187


Alcohol

Typically, people visiting Cagliari spend on average €6.06 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.

The average person spends about €23 on alcoholic beverages in Bologna per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Cagliari 6.06
    Bologna 23

Sample the Local Flavors in Cagliari

Also in Cagliari, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Guided Wine tasting with a Sommelier: $62
  • WINE TOUR in a winery among the vineyards: $80
  • cultural walking tour, food and wine tasting experience: $83
  • Wine tour aroud vineyards of Cagliari: $85
  • Wine tasting: $96
  • Small-Group Food and Wine Tour from Cagliari: $106

Sample the Local Flavors in Bologna

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Bologna:

  • Food & Wine Tasting Tour Bologna: $81
  • Amarone Classico Wine Tasting from Bologna by Train: $210
  • Bologna Food Experience: Factory Visits with Gourmet Lunch and Wine Tasting: $212



When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Cagliari and Bologna, we can see that Bologna is more expensive. And not only is Cagliari much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Cagliari would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Cagliari and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Bologna would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Bologna than you might in Cagliari.

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